monotonic vs monotonous

monotonic monotonous

Definitions

  • 1) Uttered in a monotone; monotonous.
  • 2) mathematics said of a function that either never decreases or never increases as its independent variable increases.
  • 3) of or using the Greek system of diacritics which discards the breathings and employs a single accent to indicate stress.
  • 4) Of, pertaining to, or uttered in, a monotone; monotonous.
  • 5) (Math.) Always increasing or always decreasing, as the value of the independent variable increases; -- of a function.
  • 6) of a sequence or function; consistently increasing and never decreasing or consistently decreasing and never increasing in value
  • 7) Monotonous.

Definitions

  • 1) having an unvarying tone or pitch
  • 2) tedious, repetitious or lacking in variety
  • 3) Sounded or spoken in an unvarying tone.
  • 4) Tediously repetitious or lacking in variety. synonym: boring.
  • 5) Uttered in one unvarying tone; continued with dull uniformity; characterized by monotony; without change or variety; wearisome.
  • 6) tediously repetitious or lacking in variety
  • 7) sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch

Examples

  • 1) ‘The S-N curve for a pure metal will be a monotonic function with N increasing as stress decreases.’
  • 2) ‘The number above each segment gives the rank of the absolute value of the monotonic increase or decrease.’
  • 3) ‘The logarithm is only one of many nonlinear but monotonic functions that can be applied to measurements prior to analysis.’
  • 4) ‘What leads us astray is the assumption that interval calculations can be based on end points alone, which is true only for monotonic functions.’
  • 5) ‘In contrast to an undiluted probe surface, the hybridization signals exhibited a tendency of monotonic decrease with increasing ionic strength.’

Examples

  • 1) It is boring and monotonous.
  • 2) Yet press stories about data breaches keep appearing with monotonous regularity because too many businesses both large and small still take a half-hearted approach to data protection.
  • 3) The monotonous work involves stitching clothes alongside hundreds of other women.
  • 4) Passes went astray with a monotonous regularity while players often ran down blind alleys.
  • 5) But the monologue form in itself becomes monotonous.
  • 6) And the monotonous speaker soon becomes a bore.
  • 7) You could try blaming your teachers' inability to impart knowledge on their boring and monotonous voices.
  • 8) That would only produce a dull, monotonous sound.
  • 9) We hear many tales of goalscorers being in a rich vein where they hit the back of the net with almost monotonous regularity.
  • 10) Single people can cook in bulk then heat up portions from the fridge, but that gets monotonous.
  • 11) Sorry if it gets monotonous.
  • 12) It was very monotonous work.
  • 13) Life was dull, monotonous, and sodden with cynicism.
  • 14) It's a dull, monotonous life.
  • 15) The major disadvantage of programmed instruction for most pupils lies in the absence of interpersonal relationships, so that many pupils find this technique monotonous and boring.
  • 16) He was surprised how badly dressed the British were, and he was surprised at how boring and monotonous the food was.
  • 17) ‘Interning is tiresome, in a dull and wholly monotonous sort of way, especially on Mondays.’
  • 18) ‘Say goodbye to eating dull, monotonous and insipid food day after day.’
  • 19) ‘It's like having an incredibly monotonous and dull job where you sit around doing virtually nothing in complete silence.’
  • 20) ‘Imagine how dull and monotonous the interiors of a house would look but for these fresh burst of hues.’
  • 21) ‘The rainy season is over, with its dull, monotonous grey skies and unpleasant humid rain.’
  • 22) ‘When practice sessions become monotonous, players lose interest and focus.’
  • 23) ‘The dominant grey of the shacks gives the area a dull, monotonous appearance, aggravated by the absence of trees.’
  • 24) ‘With monotonous regularity the action is carried out in the name, though not explicit in the article, of tolerance.’
  • 25) ‘While this doesn't happen all the time, it does happen with monotonous regularity.’
  • 26) ‘I'm sure someone will present me with some kind of horridly boring monotonous work any minute now.’
  • 27) ‘It must get quite mechanical, if not monotonous - do you find yourself just going through the motions?’
  • 28) ‘The very nature of popular film is to provide an escape from daily reality and monotonous routines.’
  • 29) ‘Taking some time out from a boring monotonous chore is truly worth all the hard work.’
  • 30) ‘It could have been interesting, too, but it was just monotonous and redundant.’
  • 31) ‘It was the same monotonous gray as the lighting in this dreary place, and was definitely cement.’
  • 32) ‘He said research showed that up to 20 per cent of accidents on monotonous roads such as motorways were related to tiredness.’
  • 33) ‘Many a manager agrees that voices lose novelty and impact, their ideas age, their approach can become monotonous.’
  • 34) ‘The trek was a bit monotonous at times - I wanted to go faster - but it was relaxing, enjoyable and worth the sore backside.’
  • 35) ‘I love the games but training is a bit monotonous really.’
  • 36) ‘But when does joyous, mantric reiteration tip over into something more sinister, or worse, monotonous?’
  • 37) ‘The monotonous sound of his voice gave way to music as soon as I pressed the play button again.’
  • 38) ‘This is perfect for business trips or for drowning out the monotonous sound of that copier next to your cube.’
  • 39) ‘She muttered to herself as she bore the monotonous sounds of the line ringing.’
  • 40) ‘Sadly, the mix isn't a great one given the sheer volume of dull tracks on offer that quickly blend into one monotonous sound.’
  • 41) ‘The same monotonous footsteps pound the floor, and finally stop moving when they approach a doorway.’
  • 42) ‘The teachers voice was monotonous as he replied, looking somewhat angry, or flustered.’
  • 43) ‘Winnie picked up the phone and a monotonous voice came out of the speaker.’
  • 44) ‘Kel absent-mindedly chewed on the end of her pencil as she let her teacher's monotonous voice rolled over her.’
  • 45) ‘She cleared her throat before the monotonous beep and began.’
  • 46) ‘His voice was monotonous, expressionless and cold, like he'd only just mastered the art of speaking and was none too skilled at it.’
  • 47) ‘Instead, she moved further into the room and began to speak in a calming, but monotonous voice.’
  • 48) ‘It was a sound low and monotonous at first; then rising, becoming shaped by rhythm and chorused cadence.’
  • 49) ‘The only sound to be heard was the monotonous hum of the engine as the car continued its trek down the long quiet street.’
  • 50) ‘The noise, monotonous and unrelenting, brought him back to consciousness.’
  • 51) ‘She awoke the next day, as her alarm clock let out a monotonous but loud beep.’
  • 52) ‘He's talking to me with his head turned away and his voice monotonous and unfeeling.’
  • 53) ‘The monotonous hum of words out of the undertaker's mouth was slowly lulling my mind into some kind of stasis.’
  • 54) ‘Before being shown into a shed, I could hear the miserable monotonous droning, or pecking noises of the birds.’
  • 55) ‘A click, a pause and the monotonous hum of the dialtone left me feeling weary and drained.’
  • 56) ‘If that wasn't torturous enough, my alarm clock began to ring in its dull, monotonous tone.’
0

Use Linguix everywhere you write

Be productive and efficient, no matter where and what you write!

Linguix Apps

Get audience-specific corrections, access statistics, and view readability scores.

Browser Extensions

Get your writing checked on millions of websites, including Gmail, Facebook, and Google Docs.

Linguix Keyboard

Make your content read and look better on mobile.

MS Office add-ins

Download Linguix for Microsoft Word and Microsoft Outlook to check grammar, punctuation, and style instantly right in your documents.

This website uses cookies to make Linguix work for you. By using this site, you agree to our cookie policy